Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The yellow ribbon, a catalan symbol in the XXI Century

During the last months, the yellow ribbon reached a big importance on catalan society. It is now a symbol of political prisoners in Catalonia.
In Catalonia, yellow ribbons began to be used in late October 2017 by the Catalan independence movement as a symbol of solidarity with the leaders of two secessionist organizations, ANC and Òmnium Cultural, (Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez).

These politicians have been punished for encouraging civil disobedience (sedition) prior to the ‘referendum’ held on 1 October 2017. On 2 November 2017, also other senior Catalan separatist politicians were placed in preventive custody with charges of sedition and rebellion.

The streets of Catalonia are plenty of these symbols. In the Catalan pro-independence process, symbology is very important. For proving that, you should just check the profiles of the social media and you will find how the catalan society
is encouraged to make their independence real.


MORE THAN A SYMBOL

The use of yellow ribbons has also spread to celebrities and football. In Twitter some celebrities have posted tweets with the hashtags #prayforsouthkorea or #prayforcatalonia.
Also FC Barcelona icon and Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, pinned a yellow ribbon for several weeks to his jumper in a show of support for imprisoned Catalan politicians.
Pep Guardiola,  is a catalan professional football coach and former player who is the current manager of Manchester City. Guardiola has been the coach of FCBarcelona for several years.
In Catalonia, pro-independentist usually have the FCBarcelona as their favourite football team.
Guardiola is more than a coach, he is a symbol.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Committees of Defense of the Republic (CDR)

The Committees of Defense of the Republic  are groups emerged in Catalonia in 2017 with the initial objective of facilitating the realization of the independence referendum of October 1 (1-O), suspended by the Constitutional Court. After the referendum, they adopted the new objective of fighting for the fulfillment of their result and the proclamation of the Catalan Republic. They have the support of various organizations of the Catalan pro-independence left, including the Popular Unity Candidacy, although it is organically independent of these.

ACTIVISM
Normally these kind of Committees are made up of several pro-independence activists. These activists normally make activities for claiming the right of self-determination in Catalonia, but also they claim for independence. These activists make several activities, normally in the streets. They make symbolical portraits or they participate in rallies. Their activity is symbolical but it has the support of millions of people in Catalonia.

CDR IN MICRONATIONS?
Now imagine that micronations began to make their own commitees and imagine these commitees become important in society like the catalan ones has reached in the catalan society. Imagine Prince Renato II in a rally claiming independence from his rock, or the Prince Michael of Sealand making the same, or Casidio Tallini organizing an event for self-determination.
Perhaps this sounds amazing, but it has not still happenned.

Friday, 9 February 2018

SELF HERALD HAS REACHED 10.000 VISITS

Our blog has reached 10.000 visits. This is great news for us. It means that people are interested on micronations and libertarianism. It means people like what we write and what we design. We always publish articles related with micronationslism and libertarianinsm. We always explain the history of several micronations and nations without state. We also make some portraits and designs as a way of claim of freedom. Often we make interviews in several languages to leaders of secessionist movements. We have interviewed to the main representatives of the National Government of Venice and the Prince Renato II of Pontinha.

Thanks to everyone!!!!

The Occitan Nationalists Leaders


FRANÇOIS FONTAN
François Fontan is a French Occitanist political thinker, founder of the Occitan Nationalist Party, now Party of the Occitan Nation (PNO).
He descend from the Gascon nobility. He was born in a monarchist family.
He becomes involved in politics for the first time in the monarchist socialist movement at the age of fifteen, but he soon abandons this tendency to adhere to anarchist ideas.
He then leaves them to support the Trotskyists of the group Socialisme ou Barbarie. He moved to Nice where he had family. He attended a time the French Communist Party (PCF) which shocked him for his Stalinism and chose the Second Left which is one of the founding branches of the United Socialist Party (PSU).
In the spring of 1959, he founded the Occitan Nationalist Party in Nice. Pursued following FLN assistance trials during the Algerian war, he settled in Frassino, in the Varaita Valley, one of the Occitan valleys. After spending two years establishing the language border between Occitan and Piedmontese, in 1967 he founded the Occitan autonomist movement.
From 1962, François Fontan entered into correspondence with Professor Guy Héraud1. Since Frassino, he directs the PNO.

The fontanian spelling 
Fontan developed a standardized language proposal for Occitan, the so-called Fontanian spelling. However, it had little follow-up, even more scarce after his death, even within the PNO and MAO parties he founded, which leave the members free to choose the spelling they prefer. Two reasons for his failure were, on the one hand, the imposition of a unified pronunciation and grammar for a language (or a group of related languages, according to subjective opinions) so divided as Occitan; and on the other hand, to adhere to a rigorous phonetic principle, the use in such orthography of graphic solutions unrelated to the neo-Latin languages​.

Ethnic and Occitanist political thought
The elaboration of Fontan's thought was the fruit of scientific research. They are mainly three currents of thought that led him to the foundation of the PNO: initially the criticism of Wilhelm Reich, later that of Karl Marx, and finally the critique of imperialism. Most of his thought was recorded in his writings in the early fifties, already 8-10 years before the creation of the PNO. It was a reflection on the decolonization of Vietnam, Morocco, Tunisia, and especially of Algeria, which served as a concrete political framework. The discovery of Marxist sociology and the study of psychoanalysis, in particular the work of Wilhelm Reich, led him to ethnicism and left nationalism in general, and to occitanism in particular.
Both Marx and Reich made him understand the profound alienation of humanity; and the study of the national question in the world led him to Occitan nationalism.
Most of his ideas developed when Professor Pèire Bec, from Cazères, made him discover the existence of the Occitan language. For Fontan, therefore, if there is a specific language of a territory, this territory is a nation that must be liberated. He argued that new boundaries should be created in the world, that would unite every separate people within a single state. Especially in Africa the borders were created by European administrators, and do not correspond at all to the various peoples who live there. For example, according to the followers of Fontan, the creation of new ethnic-linguistic boundaries could have prevented massacres like that of Rwanda in 1994 between Tutsi and Hutu.
Today the main contributors to the thought of François Fontan are the members of the parties he himself founded: the PNO ("Parti Nationaliste Occitan", today "Parti de la Nation Occitane") in France, and the MAO ("Occitan Autonomous Movement") in Italy. A well-known supporter of these ideas is the internationally renowned French artist Ben Vautier.

Works
Ethnisme, vers un nationalisme humaniste (1961)
La nation occitane, ses frontières, ses régions (1969)
Orientation politique du nationalisme occitan (1970)
Nationalisme révolutionnaire, religion marxiste et voie scientifique du progrès (1972)
Nationalisme, fédéralisme, internationalisme (1976)

PIERRE BEC
Pierre Bec, also known as Pèire Bèc, was a French linguist, philologist and poet, specializing in the study of Romance languages ​​and, in particular, in Occitan.
Son of a Gascon father and a Creole mother, he spent his childhood in the Cominges region, where he learned Occitan. Without having completed high school, he began working as an interpreter for the refugees of the Spanish Civil War. At the beginning of the Second World War he was deported to Germany, where he returned in 1945 to graduate in German and Italian, obtaining his doctorate in Paris in 1959.
After a few years of teaching in the French capital, he moved to Poitiers, where he taught until his retirement in 1989.
He was awarded the first Robèrt Lafont Prize of 2010 in defense of the Occitan language.

Son of a Gascon father and a Creole mother, he spent his childhood in the Cominges region, where he learned Occitan. Without having completed high school, he began working as an interpreter for the refugees of the Spanish Civil War. At the beginning of the Second World War he was deported to Germany, where he returned in 1945 to graduate in German and Italian, obtaining his doctorate in Paris in 1959. After a few years of teaching in the French capital, he moved to Poitiers, where he taught until his retirement in 1989.
He was awarded the first Robèrt Lafont Prize of 2010 in defense of the Occitan language.
He is considered one of the most renowned specialists in Occitan language and literature. His work La langue occitane, which appeared in the collection ''Que sais-je ?'', contributed extensively to making the linguistic reality of the south known throughout France. His manual Manuel pratique de Philologie Romane, is a work of reference in the studies of Romance philology.
In 1982 he was part of the Linguistic Commission of Aranés, which established the regulations for this language made official in 1983.
He was honorary president of the newly inaugurated Occitan Academy in 2008.
He also published poems, stories and novels in the Occitan language.

WORKS:
Poetry
Au Briu de l'Estona (IEO, 1956)
La quista de l'Aute (IEO, 1971)
Sonets barròcs entà Isèut (IEO, 1979)
Cant reiau (IEO, 1985)
Prose 
Contes de l'unic (Per Noste, 1977)
I hiu tibat. Racontes d'Alemanha (Per Noste, 1978)
Sebastian (Federop, 1981)
Contes esquiçats (Per Noste, 1984)
Racontes d'ua mòrt tranquilla (Reclams, 1993)
Entà créser au món (Reclams, 2004)

FREDERIC MISTRAL
Frederic Mistral was one of the most important Occitan writers for the rebirth of the Occitan language in the nineteenth century . It was Mistral who founded the felibrity, a movement that placed literature in oc language at the forefront of minority languages in Europe. Due to the wealth of his literary production, the Provençal poet received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1904. In addition, Mistral was the author of Lou Tresor dólar Felibrige, the most complete dictionary of the Occitan language.

Politics:
At the beginning, Mistral thought that the key piece of identification with nationalities was language, which is the axis of identification of a historical town. He said that centralism is the enemy because it destroys the values ​​of historical units and affirmed that centralism had its basic element in industrialization. He identified, then, a centralist state with industrial civilization. His vision of Occitania was clearly rural.
The Counts' allegory represents the story of a countess (Provence) who is imprisoned by her bad sister (French centralism). In his opinion, federalism can allow the relationship between nationalities without a state. For him, federalism is a relationship between peoples, not so much between states. I believed that a reconstruction of the Latin Mediterranean culture was necessary from the nations, not from the states. The Europe of Nations contributes things that Europe's states can not bring.
However, later, the positions of Mistral became more conservative and, after a while, he abandoned his federalist theses.

Literary work:
His main work is Mirèio (Mireia), which required him eight years of effort.
A work that is based on the recreation of a whole world, patriarchal and Georgian world, is comparable to that of Romeo and Juliet, showing a great strength of feelings.
In 1904, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, along with the playwright José Echegaray and Eizaguirre, in recognition of the fresh originality and the true inspiration of his poetic production, which faithfully reflects the natural landscape and the spirit native of his people and, moreover, his significant work as an Occitan philologist. With the amount of the prize, he created the Arlaten Museum in the city of Arle.

WORKS:
1859: Mirèio
1867: Calendau
1875: Lis isclo d'or
1884: Nèrto, novel·la
1878-1886: Lou tresor dóu Felibrige, indispensable encara avui dia «PDF».
1890: La rèino Jano, drama
1897: Lou pouèmo dou rose
1906: Moun espelido, memori e raconte, memòries
1906: Discours e dicho
1910: La genèsi, traducho en prouvençau
1912: Lis oulivado
1926: Proso d'Armana, publicació pòstuma

JOSÈP ROMANILHA
Josèp Romanilha was an Occitan writer. He was a professor at Avignon, and he was a pupil of the young Frederic Mistral. He published a collection of poems, Margaridetas (1847). His role as the creator of the Provençal Renaissance was confirmed by the founding of Felibritge, which was one of the greatest drivers. He was the editor of Armana Prouvençau, where he published a series of moralizing stories written in a strongly tasty language (edited in 1883). Realistic and Catholic, I conceived poetry as a cult of domestic virtues and the exaltation of traditional values. He skillfully learned to put on the scene popular characters. Some of his works, as it is now La campanile mountado (1857), can still be read with interest and pleasure.

WORKS:
La campano mountado (1857)
Fau i Ana (1877)
Lis enterre-chin (1872)
Li conte prouvençau (1883)
Dideto (1880)
Lou cascarelet, rondallaire anònim molt dretà, inclòs dins Lis oubreto en proso (1853)

Thursday, 8 February 2018

INTERVIEW TO GIUSEPPE PANZERI

INTERVISTA A GIUSEPPE PANZERI

Il mese scorso abbiamo intervistato il capo del governo nazionale di Venezia, il signor Gabriele De Pieri. Ho spiegato gli scopi del suo progetto democratico. Ma oggi vogliamo fare un'altra intervista. Il mese scorso, il nostro blog di Self-Herald ha contattato diversi leader mondiali secessionisti. L'incontro di oggi con Giuseppe Panzeri è conoscere la sua opinione sui nuovi progetti di split che stanno emergendo in Europa. Abbiamo la domanda catalana, la rivendicazione della razza e molti altri progetti secessionisti. Vogliamo ringraziare Giuseppe per aver prestato attenzione al nostro blog.
Buon giorno Giuseppe,
1. La prima domanda per te è la seguente: quali sono i tuoi piani per rendere il tuo progetto una realtà?
Il nostro progetto è già una realtà che anche i Catalani se fossero più accorti e disponibili replicerebbero con sicuro successo.

2. Sei in contatto con alcuni movimenti nazionalisti che stanno emergendo in Europa? Se sì, quale?
Si, ma per motivi di sicurezza non vogliamo attualmente rivelare nulla.

3. Cosa pensi della Catalogna? Pensi che la Catalogna diventerà uno stato indipendente?
Vedi risposta n. 1...sai che con il potenziale umano che c'è in Catalunia, se seguissero il nostro progetto, sarebbero già una nazione indipendente e sovrana.

4. Pensi che la questione catalana sia un esperimento per convertire l'Europa da un continente di nazioni a un continente di regioni e città?
Come fai a parlare di esperimento? la carta delle Nazioni unite parla di autodeterminazione dei popoli.

5. Il Principato di Pontinha è una piccola micronazione apparsa a Madeira, vogliono stabilire relazioni diplomatiche con progetti come il tuo. Ti interessa?
Siamo interessati a tutte le nuove realtà che hanno intenzione di relazionarsi con noi; sempre nel rispetto del diritto internazionale.

6. La questione catalana è anche un progetto interessante. Quali supporti hai in Catalogna?
Con i politici catalani abbiamo più volte richiesto collaborazione, ma sino a questo momento hanno glissato il nostro invito.

7. Stai seguendo il processo catalano?
No, perchè a livello politico lo abbiamo sempre considerato un percorso fallimentare.

8. Il presidente della Catalogna, il sig. Péigdemont ha proclamato l'indipendenza l'anno scorso. Il tuo governo riconosce questa proclamazione di indipendenza?
Se il Sig. Puigdemont avesse seguito il nostro percorso giuridico e non politico, sicuramente la proclamazione d'indipendenza sarebbe stata legale ai sensi del diritto internazionale e noi sicuramente avremmo riconosciuto la stessa.

9. Vorrei sapere un po 'di più sul tuo progetto. Ho visto che sei riconosciuto dall'ONU. Quindi immagino che le questioni diplomatiche siano molto importanti per il tuo progetto. Hai diplomatici o ambasciatori in tutto il mondo?
Come già detto alla precedente intervista il nostro è un percorso giuridico e per questo riconosciuto dall'ONU e abbiamo referenti del nostro Governo in molte parti del mondo.

10. Ha stabilito relazioni diplomatiche con il Principato di Sealand o il Principato di Seborga?
Abbiamo già contattato sia il Principato di Sealand e quello di Seborga e siamo in attesa di una loro risposta.

11. Ci sono altri progetti coinvolti nell'indipendenza di Venezia, oltre al tuo? Se sì, quali?
Noi non riconosciamo altre realtà al di fuori della nostra sui territori della Confederasion Veneta.

12. Sei in contatto con altri progetti secessionisti in Europa. Se sì, quali?
Ripetiamo: noi siamo in contatto e vogliamo interagire con tutte le realtà che rispettino la Carta delle Nazioni Unite ed il Diritto Internazionale.

13. Somaliland, Ossezia del Sud, Artsakh e alcuni altri stati sono stati parzialmente riconosciuti, ma agiscono come uno stato sovrano "di fatto". Il tuo governo è riconosciuto da queste entità?
Come punto 10, abbiamo già contattato tutte queste realtà, alcune ci hanno risposto e per alcune altre attendiamo una loro gradita risposta.

INTERVIEW TO GIUSEPPE PANZERI

Last month we interviewed the head of the national government of Venice, Mr. Gabriele De Pieri. I explained the purposes of his democratic project. But today we want to do another interview. Last month, our blog of Self-Herald contacted several secessionist world leaders. The meeting today with Mr.Giuseppe Panzeri is to know his opinion about the new split projects that are emerging in Europe. We have the Catalan question, the claim of race and many other secessionist projects. We want to thank Giuseppe for paying attention to our blog.
Good morning Giuseppe,
1. The first question for you is the following: what are your plans to make your project a reality?
Our project is already a reality that even the Catalans, if they were more careful and available, would replicate with certain success.

2. Are you in touch with some nationalist movements emerging in Europe? If so, which one?
Yes, but for security reasons we do not want to reveal anything at present.

3. What do you think of Catalonia? Do you think Catalonia will become an independent state?
See answer n. 1 ... you know that with the human potential that exists in Catalunia, if they followed our project, they would already be an independent and sovereign nation.

4. Do you think that the Catalan question is an experiment to convert Europe from a continent of nations to a continent of regions and cities?
How do you talk about an experiment? the United Nations Charter speaks of self-determination of peoples.

5. The Principality of Pontinha is a small micronation appeared in Madeira, they want to establish diplomatic relations with projects like yours. Are you interested?
We are interested in all the new realities that they intend to relate to us; always in compliance with international law.

6. The Catalan question is also an interesting project. What media do you have in Catalonia?
With the Catalan politicians we have repeatedly requested collaboration, but up until now they have glossed our invitation.

7. Are you following the Catalan process?
No, because at the political level we have always considered it a bankruptcy path.

8. The President of Catalonia, Mr. Péigdemont proclaimed independence last year. Does your government recognize this proclamation of independence?
If Mr. Puigdemont had followed our legal and non-political path, surely the proclamation of independence would have been legal under international law and we certainly would have recognized it.

9. I would like to know a little more about your project. I saw that you are recognized by the UN. So I imagine that diplomatic matters are very important for your project. Do you have diplomats or ambassadors all over the world?
As already mentioned in the previous interview, ours is a legal path and therefore recognized by the UN and we have representatives of our Government in many parts of the world.

10. Have you established diplomatic relations with the Principality of Sealand or the Principality of Seborga?
We have already contacted both the Principality of Sealand and that of Seborga and we are waiting for their response.

11. Are there any other projects involved in the independence of Venice, besides yours? If so, which ones?
We do not recognize other realities outside our territory in the Confederasion Veneta.

12. You are in touch with other secessionist projects in Europe. If so, which ones?
we repeat: we are in touch and we want to interact with all the realities that respect the United Nations Charter and International Law.

13. Somaliland, South Ossetia, Artsakh and some other states have been partially recognized, but act as a "de facto" sovereign state. Is your government recognized by these entities?
As in point 10, we have already contacted all these realities, some have answered and for some others we await their welcome response.

INTERVIEW DE GIUSEPPE PANZERI

Le mois dernier, nous avons interviewé le chef du gouvernement national de Venise, M. Gabriele De Pieri. J'ai expliqué les objectifs de son projet démocratique. Mais aujourd'hui nous voulons faire une autre interview. Le mois dernier, notre blog de Self-Herald a contacté plusieurs leaders mondiaux sécessionnistes. La réunion d'aujourd'hui avec M. Giuseppe Panzeri est de connaître son opinion sur les nouveaux projets de scission qui émergent en Europe. Nous avons la question catalane, la revendication de la race et de nombreux autres projets sécessionnistes. Nous voulons remercier Giuseppe pour avoir prêté attention à notre blog.
Bonne journée Giuseppe,
1. La première question à vous poser est la suivante: quels sont vos projets pour concrétiser votre projet?
Notre projet est déjà une réalité que même les Catalans, s'ils étaient plus prudents et disponibles, répliqueraient avec un certain succès.

2. Êtes-vous en contact avec certains mouvements nationalistes émergeant en Europe? Si oui, lequel?
Oui, mais pour des raisons de sécurité, nous ne voulons rien révéler pour le moment.

3. Que pensez-vous de la Catalogne? Pensez-vous que la Catalogne deviendra un état indépendant?
Voir la réponse n. 1 ... vous savez qu'avec le potentiel humain qui existe en Catalogne, s'ils suivaient notre projet, ils seraient déjà une nation indépendante et souveraine.

4. Pensez-vous que la question catalane est une expérience visant à convertir l'Europe d'un continent des nations à un continent de régions et de villes?
Comment parlez-vous d'une expérience? la Charte des Nations Unies parle de l'autodétermination des peuples.

5. La Principauté de Pontinha est une petite micronation apparue à Madère, ils veulent établir des relations diplomatiques avec des projets comme le vôtre. Es tu intéressé?
Nous sommes intéressés par toutes les nouvelles réalités qu'ils ont l'intention de nous raconter; toujours en conformité avec le droit international.

6. La question catalane est également un projet intéressant. Quels médias avez-vous en Catalogne?
Avec les politiciens catalans, nous avons demandé à plusieurs reprises la collaboration, mais jusqu'à présent, ils ont occulté notre invitation.

7. Suivez-vous le processus catalan?
Non, car au niveau politique, nous avons toujours considéré cela comme une voie de faillite.

8. Le président de la Catalogne, M. Péigdemont, a proclamé l'indépendance l'année dernière. Votre gouvernement reconnaît-il cette proclamation de l'indépendance?
Si M. Puigdemont avait suivi notre voie légale et non politique, la proclamation de l'indépendance aurait certainement été légale en droit international et nous l'aurions certainement reconnue.

9. J'aimerais en savoir un peu plus sur votre projet. J'ai vu que vous êtes reconnu par l'ONU. J'imagine donc que les questions diplomatiques sont très importantes pour votre projet. Avez-vous des diplomates ou des ambassadeurs partout dans le monde?
Comme nous l'avons déjà mentionné dans l'interview précédente, la nôtre est une voie légale et donc reconnue par l'ONU et nous avons des représentants de notre gouvernement dans de nombreuses parties du monde.

10. Avez-vous établi des relations diplomatiques avec la Principauté de Sealand ou la Principauté de Seborga?
Nous avons déjà contacté à la fois la Principauté de Sealand et celle de Seborga et nous attendons leur réponse.

11. Y a-t-il d'autres projets impliqués dans l'indépendance de Venise, à part le vôtre? Si oui, lesquels?
Nous ne reconnaissons pas d'autres réalités en dehors de notre territoire dans la Confederasion Veneta.

12. Vous êtes en contact avec d'autres projets sécessionnistes en Europe. Si oui, lesquels?
nous répétons: nous sommes en contact et nous voulons interagir avec toutes les réalités qui respectent la Charte des Nations Unies et le droit international.

13. Le Somaliland, l'Ossétie du Sud, l'Artsakh et d'autres États ont été partiellement reconnus, mais agissent comme un État souverain «de facto». Votre gouvernement est-il reconnu par ces entités?
Comme au point 10, nous avons déjà contacté toutes ces réalités, certaines ont répondu et pour d'autres nous attendons leur réponse bienvenue.

ENTREVISTA A GIUSEPPE PANZERI

El mes passat vam fer una entrevista al cap del govern nacional de Venècia, el senyor Gabriele De Pieri. Vaig explicar els propòsits del seu projecte democràtic. Però avui volem fer una altra entrevista. El mes passat, el nostre bloc de Self-Herald es va posar en contacte amb diversos líders mundials secessionistes. La trobada d'avui amb el Sr.Giuseppe Panzeri és conèixer la seva opinió sobre els nous projectes d'escissió que estan sorgint a Europa. Tenim la qüestió catalana, la reclamació de la raça i molts altres projectes secessionistes. Volem donar les gràcies a Giuseppe per la seva atenció al nostre blog.
Bon dia Giuseppe,
1. La primera pregunta és la següent: quins són els vostres plans per fer realitat el vostre projecte?
El nostre projecte ja és una realitat que fins i tot els catalans, si tinguessin més cura i disponibilitat, es reproduirien amb cert èxit.

2. Esteu en contacte amb alguns moviments nacionalistes emergents a Europa? Si és així, quin?
Sí, però per motius de seguretat no volem revelar res actualment.

3. Què en penses de Catalunya? Creieu que Catalunya es converteixi en un estat independent?
Vegeu la resposta n. 1 ... sabeu que amb el potencial humà que existeix a Catalunya, si seguissin el nostre projecte, ja serien una nació independent i sobirana.

4. Creieu que la qüestió catalana és un experiment per convertir Europa d'un continent de nacions a un continent de regions i ciutats?
Com parles d'un experiment? la Carta de les Nacions Unides parla de l'autodeterminació dels pobles.

5. El Principat de Pontinha és una petita micronació apareguda a Madeira, volen establir relacions diplomàtiques amb projectes com el vostre. T'interessa?
Estem interessats en totes les noves realitats que pretenen relacionar-nos; sempre en compliment del dret internacional.

6. La qüestió catalana també és un projecte interessant. Quins mitjans teniu a Catalunya?
Amb els polítics catalans hem demanat repetidament la col · laboració, però fins ara hem glossat la nostra invitació.

7. Segueix el procés català?
No, perquè a nivell polític sempre hem considerat un camí de fallida.

8. El president de Catalunya, el Sr. Péigdemont va proclamar la independència l'any passat. El vostre govern reconeix aquesta proclamació de la independència?
Si el Sr. Puigdemont ha seguit el nostre camí legal i no polític, segurament la proclamació de la independència hauria estat legal en virtut del dret internacional i, sens dubte, l'haurem reconegut.

9. M'agradaria saber una mica més sobre el vostre projecte. Vaig veure que l'ONU el va reconèixer. Així que m'imagino que els assumptes diplomàtics són molt importants per al vostre projecte. Teniu diplomàtics o ambaixadors de tot el món?
Com ja s'ha esmentat en l'entrevista anterior, el nostre és un camí legal i per tant reconegut per l'ONU i tenim representants del nostre Govern en moltes parts del món.

10. Has establert relacions diplomàtiques amb el Principat de Sealand o el Principat de Seborga?
Ja hem contactat amb el Principat de Sealand i amb el de Seborga i estem esperant la seva resposta.

11. Hi ha altres projectes implicats en la independència de Venècia, a més del vostre? Si és així, quins?
No reconeixem altres realitats fora del nostre territori a la Confederació Veneta.

12. Esteu en contacte amb altres projectes secessionistes a Europa. Si és així, quins?
repetim: estem en contacte i volem interactuar amb totes les realitats que respecten la Carta de les Nacions Unides i el Dret Internacional.

13. Somalilàndia, Ossètia del Sud, Artsakh i alguns altres estats han estat parcialment reconeguts, però actuen com un estat sobirà "de facto". El vostre govern és reconegut per aquestes entitats?
Com en el punt 10, ja hem contactat amb totes aquestes realitats, algunes han respost i, per a uns altres, esperem la seva resposta positiva.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Leaders of Catalan Independence

ARTUR MAS GAVARRÓ
Catalan politician and economist. He was member of the CIU party. He has occupied several public and political charges in Catalonia. From 2010 to 2016 he was President of Catalonia. His mandate has been historical. When he was President, the Catalan Independence Movement began to spread inside Catalan society. In 2012, a big rally took place in Barcelona for claiming independence. From that moment, the political situation in Catalonia changed. Artur Mas had to make elections several times. In 2014, he made an independentist query in Catalonia (not a referendum).

CARLES PUIGDEMONT CASAMAJÓ
Activist of the Call for Solidarity in Defense of the Catalan Language, Culture and Nation. He belonged to the Nationalist Jovent of Catalonia (JNC). 
He was the President of the Association of Municipalities for Independence and mayor of the city of Girona.
When Artur Mas left the Presidency in 2016, Puigdemont became the President of Catalonia. He is considered as the main Leader of the Catalan Secessionist Movement. He made an illegal referendum of self-deteremination. On 10 of October, 2017 he proclaimed the Republic of Catalonia and he suspend it.
On October 27, 2017, from the tribune of the Parliament of Catalonia the unilateral Declaration of independence of Catalonia of 2017 (DUI) 18 will be proceeded under the results of the referendum on October 1 but against the provisions of the Spanish Constitution of 1978, the Senate approved the measures proposed by the government under Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, including the dismissal of Carles Puigdemont as President of the Generalitat of Catalonia and the entire Government of Catalonia, immediately after it was published in the Official State Bulletin.
However, this document (DUI) was neither voted on nor registered in the Parliament, so it lacked legal validity, as Puigdemont recognized it a few days later.
On October 29, 2017, he embarked on a trip to Brussels. On October 31, 2017, at a press conference held in Brussels , demanded guarantees of a fair trial to accede to return to Spain, affirming his intention to stay in Brussels and maintain his political activity from there.
In 21 december, elections took place in Catalonia. The secessionist parties won absolute majority in the Parliament, this is why they wanted to make Puigdemont President of Catalonia again.

ANTONIO BAÑOS BONCOMPAIN
Politician, musician and Spanish writer. He was the head of the list of the CUP in the elections to the Parliament of Catalonia in 2015 and was elected deputy in the Catalan Parliament.
On July 30, 2015, CUP candidate for elect was elected in Barcelona for the Catalan elections in September, 9 in which the formation won 10 seats.1 On January 4, 2016, it announced that it was renouncing its deputy's act. after the decision of the CUP not to support the investiture as president of the Generalitat of Catalonia to Artur Mas, candidate of ''Junts pel Si'', however on January 10 he participated as a deputy in the election of Carles Puigdemont as President of the Generalitat voting in favor.

ORIOL JUNQUERAS VÍES
Oriol Junqueras i Vies, historian and politician, defends the "right to vote for the self-determination of the Catalan people". He is a well-known independenctist. For a lot of people, Junqueras is the biggest leader of the Catalan Secessionist movement. He has not been President of Catalonia, but he has always occupied public and political charges. He has always worked with the hightest catalan authorities to bring to Catalonia the right of self-determination. He is a politician that has spend its total political careers in claiming independence for Catalonia. When Artur Mas was the Preesident, Junqueras occupied a main role, he agreed with Mas to create an independentist query on 2014. Junqueras has always been present in a lot of media, claiming for independence. He has been the leader of the opposition, and when Puigdemont became President, Junqueras has been Vice-President.
On October 27, 2017, from the tribune of the Parliament of Catalonia, the unilateral Declaration of independence of Catalonia of 2017 (DUI) 14 will be carried out under the results of the referendum on October 1 but against the provisions of The Spanish Constitution of 1978, the Senate approved the measures proposed by the government under Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, including the dismissal of Carles Puigdemont as President of the Generalitat of Catalonia and the entire Government of Catalonia, including Oriol Junqueras ( Vice president). Immediately afterwards it was published in the Official State Gazette. For this reason, on 2 of November, 2017, Junqueras was imprisoned.

GABRIEL RUFIÁN ROMERO
Politician in Catalonia. He is an independentist. He has developed some political charges for ERC party. His political position it is not one of the most important of Catalan secessionism, but he became very famous, due to its polemical acts in the Spanish Parliament. He loves twitter and he always write something that becomes polemical. Rufián it is one of the most known independentist politician for its polemics.

JOAQUIM TORRA I PLA
Quim Torra is a lawyer, editor and Catalan writer. In 2015 he was appointed president of Òmnium Cultural in replacement of Muriel Casals, a position that he transferred to Jordi Cuixart at the end of the same year.
n February 2011 he replaced Agustí Bassols as president of the sovereignty and sovereignty association and the following month he was elected to the permanent council of the Catalan National Assembly.
On March 7, 2016 he was appointed director of the Center for Contemporary Subject Studies of the Generalitat of Catalonia.
He also collaborates in various media, such as the digital magazine Esguard. In May of 2015 he was appointed director of the Magazine of Catalonia.
In the elections to the Parliament of Catalonia in 2017, he was elected to the list of Together for Catalonia.

ALEXANDRE DEULOFEU TORRES
Alexandre Deulofeu i Torres (l'Armentera, 1903 - Figueres, 1978) was a politician and philosopher of Catalan history. He wrote about what he called mathematics of history, a cyclical theory on the evolution of civilizations.
His masterpiece titled The Mathematics of History.
The statement of the mathematical law that, according to him, determines the evolution of the towns is summarized in the following points (chapter III of The mathematics of history in Catalan, edition of 1967):
1. All peoples go through periods of large demographic divisions, alternating with other periods of great unification or imperialist times.
2. The periods of large fractionation last for six and a half centuries. The ages of great unification last ten centuries and a half. The evolutionary cycle comprises, then, seventeen centuries.
3. During this evolutionary process, towns pass through perfectly established phases to reach the end of the cycle to occupy the same position as at the beginning.
4. The evolutionary cycle includes all the orders of human activity, that is, we must consider, in addition to a political cycle, a social, artistic, philosophical, scientific cycle ...
5. All the towns follow the same evolution, but this one is outposted or delayed according to the geographic position of each country.
6. The creative force is not the same for all peoples. For each cycle there is an area of ​​maximum creative intensity, and this area moves from one cycle to the next in the same sense of the general process. This one advances in Europe, from the East towards the Mediterranean West and passes after the Iberian Peninsula to Gaul, follows the British Isles, continues through the Germanic peoples and finally reaches the Nordic and Slavic peoples.
7. The imperialist nuclei that give rise to the times of great political unification follow perfect biological processes, identical to each other and with a longevity that lasts from five to six centuries.
8. The transformation of the political and social regimes does not follow any constant or descending line, but alternatively advances and retreats, those more intense than the others, which results in a broken line. The result of this line is equivalent to an advance in a certain sense. It is called "law of the two steps forward and one back".

Thursday, 1 February 2018

The link between the Fort of Pontinha and the discovery of America

During today's afternoon, Prince Renato II of Pontinha told us some secrets about his Principality. He wrote in social media the following:
''Columbus' last European outpost was the Fort of São José
Prince D. Renato Barros will have nothing to do with this mythological Irishman named Saint Brendan of Clonfert.
According to the Prince and sovereign of the Principality of Pontinha, these are the facts: it was at the Fort of São José, also referred to as the Pontinha Fort or Pontinha Battery, located 70 meters from the island of Madeira, where Christopher Columbus left for the Americas, and it was here that he prepared the trip.
It is not by chance that when the Americans first celebrated their independence, it was with wine from the islet with the fort that Columbus had left. As a quarantine was mandatory for everyone who visited the larger island of Madeira, Columbus also resided in the Fort of São José due to the safety which it offered to its guests.
It is not by chance that on the date Christopher Columbus left for the New World, the Islet of Pontinha was named Diego, the name of Columbus' son, and in fact until 1776 this islet was documented on official maps as the Islet of Diego.''